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About the Author

Author Info

Arlene Pinpin Stevens is a Filipino martial arts (FMA) instructor with a background in biological science, health science, and education. In 2011, she started her apprenticeship under the direction of "The Blade Master" himself, Grandtuhon Leopoldo T. Gaje, Jr.

Born and raised in the Philippines, the movements and principles of Kali have been a part of her day-to-day life. She developed a holistic teaching approach that breaks down complex techniques to achieve exactness and economy of motion. She established a training group called Kaluyugan de Palares in the State of Maryland and launched Train Pekiti Classroom, an asynchronous online class.In 2018, she reached an important milestone of being the first female Tuhon (Master instructor) under the Pekiti Tirsia Kali combat blade fighting system.

  • The Visualizing Flow video guide is now available for early access! To subscribe, click here. Available via desktop or mobile app.
  • Flow with Kali seminar via Zoom on October 24, 2020 (9 am EST). Email [email protected] to register.
  • Book signing on FMA Explosion event on July 18, 10 am to 2 pm EST (Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave, Landover MD 20785).
  • PTK Women's Zoom Seminar Series, to purchase the review videos, email [email protected]:
  1. Footwork and Striking (June 28, 6 pm EST)
  2. Single Stick Timing and Entries (July 5, 6 pm EST)
  3. Double Stick  (July 12, 6 pm EST)
  4. Knife Tapping (July 19, 6 pm EST)
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